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The 14 Most Elaborate Hotel Bathrooms

The lighting for mirror selfies is impeccable.


Incredible ancient ruins REBUILT before your eyes

From ancient cities to crumbling fortresses, we’ve re-imagined what six of these incredible UNESCO-listed ruins under threat would look like today.


Castle project offers medieval siege-themed play area

The attraction allows visitors to explore Dover Castle's medieval and Georgian underground tunnels.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

Saddle up for a trip to Hollywood's version of the Wild West.


The welcome signs of every US state (and their meaning)

Welcome signs serve as indicators of having crossed state lines. They are also important tools in marketing a state to visitors. Some US states have really interesting signage; many feature nicknames and slogans, and also make reference to the region's unique landmarks and visitor attractions. So, how do you want to be greeted? In this gallery you'll find the welcome signs for all 50 US states, and the meaning behind them. Click on.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


Disney: The truth about "The Happiest Place on Earth"

We've all heard it through the grapevine or stumbled upon it on the internet. Urban legends about Disney have been circulating for years. But which ones are true and which ones are false? Click through to find out!


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

Run, don't walk, to your nearest warehouse.


The Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

Why yes, we would love to reside in a place where we can pan for sapphires.


Surreal rock formations around the world

Rock formations, sculpted by the relentless forces of nature, stand as some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on our planet. From the towering sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum to the whimsical Queen's Head, each formation tells a unique story of geological processes spanning millions of years. These natural sculptures, shaped by elements like wind, water, and volcanic activity, create landscapes so surreal they often defy belief. For a journey into the heart of our planet's most stunning natural art, click through this gallery.


Visiting South Korea, the Land of Morning Calm

With a rich and storied history, delicious cuisine, fantastically modern cities, and equally mesmerizing country landscapes, South Korea should be on everyone's travel bucket list. Whether you're a nature lover looking to wander about the many volcanic islands just off the coast of the mainland, or a foodie looking to engorge yourself on amazing street food and barbecue, there's no shortage of things to do in the fabulous and fascinating Land of the Morning Calm. Read on to learn about some of the can't-miss spots in South Korea, and start planning your trip now.


Family of nine are stranded after cruise ship left them behind

The Gaults, a family of nine, including six young children, were left stranded in a remote Alaskan city when their cruise ship left them behind late last week.


Group says photos of reclusive tribe on Peru beach show logging concessions are 'dangerously close'

An advocacy group for Indigenous peoples has released photographs of a reclusive tribe's members searching for food on a beach in the Peruvian Amazon, calling it evidence that logging concessions are “dangerously close” to the tribe's territory. Survival International said the photos and video it posted this week show members of the Mashco Piro looking for plantains and cassava near the community of Monte Salvado, on the Las Piedras River in...


Archaeologists closer to exact room where Jesus ate Last Supper

Archaeologists are working to uncover whether the Upper Room in Jerusalem is the official site of Jesus's Last Supper. It is also believed to be where Jesus reappeared after he died.


Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award: The Best Photos


After a Night at These Luxurious New International Hotels, You’ll Never Want to Come Home.

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


The five ancient cities that once ruled North America

Well before the Europeans arrived, the indigenous people of North America raised cities that rivaled those an ocean away. From Teotihuacan to Cahokia, these ancient metropolises featured striking pyramids, palaces, temples, and tombs. Some even had ties throughout Central America, while others were believed to have had the equal power and advancements of the Inca and Aztec. Today, archaeologists are slowly discovering more about the splendid past of North America's first megacities. Intrigued? Let's find out more about these ancient metropolises.


Calling all whiskey lovers, Malbon and Bushmills just dropped landmark first spirits and golf style collaboration

It’s a love story for the generations: The oldest whiskey distillery in the world—granted a license in 1608—blended with golf fashion’s prodigal youngling, to create a marriage of groundbreaking tastemakers. For each brand, this partnership marks a first: For Bushmills Irish Whiskey, this is the company’s first trip to the golf apparel space; and f...


The most dangerous cities in Europe

Ah, Europe! History and culture that is steeped in fairy tales. The magnificent cities of Europe attract millions of eager tourists every year with the promise of a beautiful and safe trip into the magic it offers. However, be warned! Some of Europe's cities are not as safe as one might expect. In this gallery, we've ranked Europe's most dangerous cities according to their crime rates. These crime rates are calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population. The result is then multiplied by 100,000. It might surprise you to find some of your favorite cities on this list, but if they're there, there's good reason for it... Curious? Then click on!


How the South Central Bell tower came to be

How the South Central Bell tower came to be


Tragedy unfolds in Bangkok’s Grand Hyatt Erawan

A luxury stay at Bangkok’s Grand Hyatt Erawan, known for its opulence and proximity to... The post Tragedy unfolds in Bangkok’s Grand Hyatt Erawan appeared first on The Independent News.


Which states have the highest concentration of immigrants?

As the Mother of Exiles, America is known for being the land of opportunities that attracts so many people from the four corners of the world. Out of America’s over 331 million residents, over 45.2 million are foreign-born, more than the entire population of California. The concentration of foreign-born residents has increased in all states since 1990, according to the Migration Policy Institute, but some states attract more immigrants than others. Click through the gallery to see which states, including the District of Columbia, have the highest percentage of foreign-born residents, ranked from least to most.


The least liked countries in the world — can you guess America's position?

Internet trolls are known for expressing their opinions freely online, and this includes their thoughts on favorite and least favorite countries. According to World Population Review platform, most people have their own opinions about other countries, and these opinions can be shaped by various things like the government and military's action, its main culture and religion, or even how its tourists behave. Is your favorite travel destination one of the least liked countries in the world? Check out the gallery to see if you share the same opinion as these rankings.


The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in Your Lifetime

Some standards and some surprises–all dazzling destinations to tempt you on your next trip.


Baby killed and her father injured after rock fall on Spanish beach

The rockfall tragedy happened at Es Copinyar beach on the popular Balearic holiday island of Formentera. The little girl was airlifted to a hospital in Ibiza where she lost her fight for life.


Bugsy Siegel Couldn't Escape His Sins

The roots of Las Vegas have their stories—and some of those stories trace back to the rowdy streets of New York City, and the legend himself, Bugsy Siegel.


These Are the 17 Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica, Approved by a Costa Rican

Enjoy beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls...and beautiful hotels.


32 Rare Vintage Shots Taken at London’s Famous Claridge’s Hotel

The famous hotel is a favorite among royalty and Hollywood stars.


Overrated tourist spots you should avoid

For every tourist destination worth the effort and expense to visit, there's a cheap trick that isn’t worth either and yet still, somehow, draws crowds. Check out this gallery, based on a list from Far and Wide, that will help shed light on some of the shadiest tourist traps. And keep in mind, one person's tacky trap is another's perfect Instagram!


The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.


Brit tourist missing in Italy found alive and reunited with his family

Kei Hixor, 21, vanished on July 13 in his mother's hometown Cava de Tirreni, near Salerno, while on holiday with his parents and brother but was found today in the countryside of Pontecagnano and Bellizzi


The 21 Best Travel Pants That Aren’t Leggings

Heading off on a trip and don’t know what to wear? Before you rummage for bottoms in the back of your closet, take a look at these elevated travel pants. We understand whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, comfort is key. And while we love our trusty leggings and cozy sweats, some folks prefer looking a little more pulled together with stylish bottoms during their trips. When it came to curating our best travel pants, we put in place...


Tell us: if you’ve booked a last minute summer holiday, share why and where you are going

As extreme weather may have contributed to the rise in late bookings reported by the holiday firm Jet2 this summer, with many Britons making arrangements for last minute getways, we’d like to know where people are going. If you have booked a last minute holiday this summer or are about to, tell us where you’re headed and why you’ve waited until now to book. Callout


The Wild Baroness Rothschild

Baroness Nica Rothschild ruled over The Stanhope Hotel in New York City, but people didn’t realize she kept disturbing secrets locked up in her rooms.


America's 10 most affordable retirement-friendly beach towns

New research has revealed the top ten most affordable beach towns for retirees - and six of them are in the Sunshine State.


TikToker says trip to US state was costlier than 11 nights in Italy

A TikToker who recently went to Maine - famous for its rocky beaches and Acadia National Park - claimed her seven-day trip there was more expensive than an 11-day trip to Italy with everything included.


Kim Jong Un plans for his new tourist resort before strolling on beach

The Wonsan-Kalma zone is one of Kim's most talked-about tourism projects since 2015 and North Korea has been building luxury hotels and recreational facilities there.


20 of America's Best Historic Homes You Definitely Have to Visit

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Tiny Drake's Island off the coast of Plymouth is up for sale - and it could make the perfect spot for a hotel

Drake's Island, named after the explorer Francis Drake, is just 6.5 acres wide and lies 600 yards off the Plymouth coast. The tiny fortified island has planning permission for a 43-bed hotel.


Are These Bucket List Trips Actually Worth The Hype?

You might just have to see it to believe it.


Antiques Roadshow guest is left stunned by valuation of family heirloom oil painting

The guest showcased the 30x36in painting made by artist Fern Coppedge, which had been gifted to her surgeon grandfather in Philadelphia by the artist herself.


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


13 Amusement Parks in the U.S. That Are Completely Free to Enter

A few even charge you nothing for parking and entertainment. Amusement parks are synonymous with so many wonderful things: fun in the sun, rollercoasters and carousels, games galore and delicious food. And all in a colorful, jubilant, family-friendly setting. The only issue? Joy like that does not typically come cheap. Or can it? Well, at these 13 amusement parks across the U.S., from the Golden to the Garden States, you can save on one very important front: entry. While the vast majority of amusement parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens — require tickets just to walk through the gates, these resorts and parks do not. Of course, if you want to ride the rides or snack on the snacks, you'll still have to open your wallet. (A good thing can only go so far!) But if you're someone who's more about the vibes than the rides, this is the list for you. Make sure you scroll to the bottom: There's one very famous park that's about to go "open gate" with its water parks for guests staying on property. (Hint: It's home to a special mouse!)


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


UNC students who shielded the American flag get a warm welcome at RNC

Fraternity brothers from UNC who defied pro-Gaza protestors by banding together to keep the U.S. flag from touching the ground received a loud and warm welcome from RNC attendees.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


The most mysterious disappearances in history

Throughout the course of human history, there have been several cases of individuals going missing that have captivated and bewildered authorities, loved ones, and the general public. While some of these missing persons have eventually been located, the whereabouts of others continue to be a mystery. Click on the gallery and read about the most mysterious and controversial disappearances in history!


Tourists who've ruined historic artifacts and attractions

For some reason, certain people traveling abroad seem to think that normal rules of conduct just cease to apply. Like most tourists, they want to go see the ancient marvels and modern manifestations of culture in museums and galleries, and yet they leave a trail of waste in their wake, sometimes including the art and artifacts. Of course, it's not always on purpose, but, as you'll soon see, many times it really is out of sheer stupidity. Through selfies, graffiti, and other foolish antics, these people are oftentimes responsible for stricter tourist regulations, huge restoration bills, and even the irreparable damage of priceless artifacts. Curious to hear the stories? Click through and find out.


Airlines are scrambling to fix the unsustainable crisis caused by too many cheap flights

A flood of low-priced, money-losing, economy-class seats has airlines across the industry scrambling to fix this crisis for their bottom lines.


What is the secret behind Pandora's box?

Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology that belonged to the first mortal woman on Earth. Or so the story goes. First revealed in a poem written in 700 BCE, Pandora's box is all about jealous gods releasing the evils of humanity and blaming a woman for doing so. Or was a man responsible for liberating all the world's ills? The tale is complex and full of contradictions, as befitting one of the most descriptive myths of human behavior in ancient Greek folklore. But how did this unfortunate beauty come into the possession of such a malevolent vessel, and what exactly happened after it was opened? Click through and lift the lid on the fascinating story that is Pandora's box.